CSS3 for Web Designers

CSS3 for Web Designers, by Dan Cederholm. From A Book Apart

We’re back at it with a brand new A Book Apart from web design mastermind, Dan Cederholm: CSS3 for Web Designers.

What’s more, no waiting for pre-orders this time around, you can grab the book right now, in both paperback or ebook formats. The books are just finishing up at the printer and should ship out on Monday, the ebooks are available this very moment.

What’s it about?

CSS3 opens up many possibilities we’ve had to bend over backwards to achieve in the past. Have you been waiting to get your feet wet with CSS3? Or trying to figure out what you can use right now? This is precisely what Dan’s book is about:

From advanced selectors to generated content to the triumphant return of web fonts, and from gradients, shadows, and rounded corners to full-blown animations, CSS3 is a universe of creative possibilities. No one can better guide you through these galaxies than world-renowned designer, author, and CSS superstar Dan Cederholm. Learn what works, how it works, and how to work around browsers where it doesn’t work.

It’s a stunning and insightful read. Just like Jeremy’s book on HTML5, Dan gives us a brief view on where CSS3 is right now, shows us how to get a jump on the latest techniques, and real world contingencies for everything else.

Plus, if you get the ebook editions, you are also treated to videos for some of the examples (the videos are only supported in iBooks, other e-readers get images).

The design of the book is largely unchanged from the first time around, and I love that so much. We’re still completely enamored with Xavier Dupré’s typefaces Yoga and Yoga Sans; they’ve proven quite sturdy in practice. Over time, these books will fill out a library of complementary titles, and look quite dashing when placed together on a bookshelf.

What’s next?

Upcoming books include The Elements of Content Strategy by Erin Kissane in January, Responsive Web Design by Ethan Marcotte next spring, as well as books from Aarron Walter and Luke Wroblewski. And I’m slated to write a book about web typography for next year.

For now, do yourself a favor and check out Dan’s book, CSS3 for Web Designers. You can read an excerpt from the book in today’s issue of A List Apart, and if you haven’t picked up Jeremy’s HTML5 book, you can get both books together at a discount! Wowee!


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